OPSEU and The Niagara Parks Commission Reach a Four-Year Contract
January 25, 2010 The Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and OPSEU Local 217
are pleased to announce a new four-year contract agreement has been reached
and ratified by both parties.
Conciliation Efforts Result In Tentative Contract for
The Niagara Parks Commission
January 15, 2010News Release The
Niagara Parks Commission and its Parks Employees, members of OPSEU Local
217, are pleased to announce after only one day of conciliation talks, a
tentative contract agreement has been reached.
Bargaining stalls as employer files for conciliation
December 21, 2009 Contract talks between the OPSEU and the Niagara Parks Commission have stalled and the employer has filed for conciliation. The union will be seeking a strike mandate from the members in early January.
McGuinty Liberals must stop playing politics with the Niagara Parks Commission
December 3, 2009News Release The Ontario government’s decision to quietly re-appoint seven Niagara Parks Commissioners suggests politics is coming before the public interest.
Bring the Niagara Parks Commission into government
September 14, 2009News Release The
province should deal decisively with financial mismanagement at the troubled
agency by bringing it into government
Government must get house in order at Niagara Parks Commission
March 17, 2009 It is now up to the provincial government to get to the bottom of the questionable spending
practices at the Niagara Parks Commission
The Ontario government must take over management of Niagara Parks
March 11, 2009 With the integrity of the Niagara Parks Commission being called into question, it’s time for the provincial
government to assume direct management of the park more...
Town hall meeting condemns privatization of public parkland
June 13, 2008 OPSEU leaders, Local 217
activists employed by the Niagara Parks Commission (NPC) and local politicians
were joined by a vocal crowd of about 250 area residents last night near the
Miller Creek Marina at Fort Erie. more...
May 27, 2004 OPSEU members have voted 68 per cent to ratify the new contract
May 20, 2004 No Bull bulletin. News for OPSEU members at the Niagara Parks Commission. We've got a tentative deal. Wage increase doubled. Improvements for
seasonals. Other gains. Changes to benefits. Thank you.
May 11, 2004 Scare tactics don't work.Wage offer is deceptive.The NPC lacks credibility.To view Issue
May 5, 2004 Wage increase falls short. Wage increase is below the going rate. Bonuses won't even kick in for the first year. Agenda is to drive down wages. Vote No on May 12. To view Issue 5 ,
April 21, 2004 Negotiations continue. Only four workers are essential. Dispelling rumours. Picket sign painting party Thursday. Lockout or strike preparations move ahead. MPP Kim Craitor hears our concerns. Keeping connected.
To view Issue 4 ,
April 15, 2004 News for OPSEU members at the Niagara Parks Commission: It's time to get prepared. Strength through solidarity. NPC in $100,000 club. Don't believe the rumours. Bargaining to resume. You vote on a strike. Watch for a general membership meeting.
To view Issue 3 , click here
April 8, 2004 Employer tries pressure tactic.Niagara Parks to ask for "no-board": Legal lockout or strike date set for 12:01 a.m., May 1. To view Issue
March 30, 2004 Our bargaining has started.We have a strike committee.
Meet the bargaining team.To view Issue 1 ,
May 13, 2004 OPSEU Members have voted 77% to reject the Niagara Parks Commission's offer and have authorized the
bargaining team to call a strike if necessary. The two sides are at the bargaining table trying to negotiate a settlement. Negotiations will continue on Friday, May 14th.
April 30, 2004 Final contract offer from the Niagara Parks Commission to OPSEU and its members in Local 217.
April 30, 2004 5:00 pm Management tabled final offer. Offer will be brought back to the membership. Time, date and place to be announced. In the interim, business as usual. Report to work.